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thistle bud weevil introduced Geotagged,Larinus planus,Rhinocyllus conicus,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. This photo does no show Larinus carlinae (the rostrum doesn't match).
    I think it is more likely Rhinocyllus conicus.
    Posted 12 days ago
    1. thanks - interestingly both appear to have been introduced here to control thistles... Posted 12 days ago
  2. Awesome! Posted 10 days ago
  3. Gorgeous! Posted 9 days ago

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''Rhinocyllus conicus'' is a species of true weevil. It is best known as a controversial agent of biological pest control which has been used against noxious thistles in the genera ''Carduus'', ''Cirsium'', ''Onopordum'', and ''Silybum''.

The adult weevil is black and covered in a thin black and yellowish mottled coat of hairs. It is a short-snouted beetle up to 6 millimeters in total body length. The female lays over 100 eggs on or near the bracts of the thistle flower head. She covers.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Jun 23, 2022. Captured Jun 20, 2022 18:47 in 1210 E Howell St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/13.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO640
  • 80mm